1. Pakistan Islamists block roads to protest acquittal of Christian
KARACHI, Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistan’s ultra-Islamist party blocked roads in major cities for a third day on Friday in protest against the acquittal of a Christian woman on death row for blasphemy allegations.
Tehreek-e-Labaik (TLP) said talks with the government have failed, and called upon its followers to get ready for a show down.
“Talks have completely failed, Federal and provincial representatives and an Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) General Faiz took part in talks,” Khadim Hussain Rizvi, the leader of TLP said in a tweet early on Friday morning.
“Government has warned, ‘we will finish you off’”, Rizvi said in his tweet.
Alarming Situation - Tehreek Labbaik Protest Enters Islamabad Redzone
2. Belgian police Chief asks why he should stop illegal migrants from going to Britain
The chief of police in the Flemish municipality of Kruibeke has questioned why he should keep migrants from travelling to the UK when they do not want to remain in Belgium.
Already in August, police chief Wim Pieteraerens said that his officers would not seek to detain migrants who were travelling through his country and instead only took their fingerprint information before letting them go.
Now, according to Pieteraerens, the situation has further deteriorated, with more migrants arriving and becoming more determined to reach Britain, RTL reports.
“Migrants in transit do not want to stay here and we do not want them either, maybe it’s a bit of a short-term solution, but why do not we let them go to England?” Pieteraerens asked.
3. Arrest made in vandalizing of synagogue ahead of Ilana Glazer event
BROOKLYN - Police arrested a man who say scrawled hateful words inside a Prospect Heights synagogue Thursday night.
Police charged James Polite, 26, Friday night with criminal mischief and making graffiti.
The suspect was admitted to a hospital as an emotionally disturbed person.
Polite has also been charged in incidents that occurred Friday at three different locations in the 90th Precinct, one of which was a yeshiva. Polite was charged with numerous offenses, including multiple charges of arson as a hate crime, aggravated harassment and criminal mischief.
The vandal struck right before "Broad City" star Ilana Glazer was scheduled to host a political event at Union Temple on Thursday night. Police say the messages were found around 8 p.m. Thursday, but they believe they were written around 6 p.m. The event had to be canceled.
Police say the suspect wrote anti-Semitic statements with black marker throughout the building. Officials say the suspect wrote "die Jew rats we are here," "Hitler," and "Jews better be ready."
Background info on suspect: After years in foster care, Intern “adopted” by City Hall catches a break
But Mr. Polite, now 25, still believed that college was the best next step. He found encouragement as a volunteer in his teens, registering voters and canvassing neighborhoods in New York City during Barack Obama’s first presidential bid. Mentors on the campaign trail urged him to pursue higher education.
4. Merkel’s migration Chief suggests courses teaching migrants not to rape after “despicable” gang attack
Angela Merkel’s migration commissioner has suggested “orientation courses” teaching new migrants not to rape German women after a group of Syrians were arrested for a gang attack on a teenage girl.
“Men who have been living here for a long time need to talk clearly about sexuality and equal rights in Germany to men who have just arrived — if necessary in their native language,” said Annette Widmann-Mauz in the wake of the “despicable” crime in Freiburg.
“All asylum-seekers need to get orientation courses about living together in Germany as soon as they arrive to their first accommodation centre, and that also includes that there is zero tolerance for sexual abuse and other violent acts,” she added.
5. Canada resort staff were fired for being white - tribunal
A Canadian human rights tribunal says seven resort employees were discriminated against for being white.
The Human Rights Tribunal in the westernmost province of British Columbia awarded them more than C$173,000 ($132,000, £102,000).
Resort owner Kin Wa Chan said he wanted to hire Chinese employees because he believed they were cheaper.
The tribunal found the seven staff were forced out in August 2016, and replaced with Chinese workers.
Tribunal chair Diana Juricevic ruled this qualified as discrimination based on race, which is against British Columbia's human rights code.
She dismissed the complaint of an eighth former employee.
“Over a period of months, Mr Chan repeatedly said that he wanted to replace Caucasian employees with ethnically Chinese employees to reduce labour costs,” Ms Juricevic wrote in her decision, published last week.
6. EU slams Austrian exit from UN migration pact as Czech Republic prepares to bail next
The Czech Prime Minister has revealed his nation is looking to pull out of the United Nations’ (UN) migration pact, as the European Commission blasted Austria for withdrawing from the agreement earlier this week.
Andrej Babiš, who recently compared Europe to “Asterix’s besieged village” when he stated citizens in the bloc must “have the right to defend our borders, our lifestyle, our heritage and our culture” against mass, third world migration, indicated Thursday he would recommend the Czech Republic withdraw from the compact.
“I don’t like the pact. It’s not clearly interpreted and it could be abused,” he said of the agreement, which claims that mass migration is “inevitable, necessary, and desirable,” warning lawmakers the document was “not clearly interpreted and it could be abused.”
7. Andrew Scheer vows to “get the government out of the bank accounts of the nation.”
Your personal financial info belongs to you, not the government. It’s stunning that Justin Trudeau keeps defending harvesting Canadians’ line-by-line banking details. As Prime Minister I will put a stop to this, and get the government out of the bank accounts of the nation. pic.twitter.com/FYJvfW2dic— Andrew Scheer (@AndrewScheer) November 2, 2018
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8. Judge Orders Release Of Antifa Leader Yvette Felarca’s Emails
Last year the group Judicial Watch filed a request for Berkeley Unified School District’s emails related to Antifa leader Yvette Felarca, who is a teacher at an area Middle School. Felarca sued the school district arguing that releasing the emails (anything with her name or the name of her Antifa group “BAMN”) would violate her rights. Just under two weeks ago a judge issued a terse order saying the release of documents would not violate Felarca’s rights and adding, “It is not a close question.” Berkleyside reports that Felarca was not pleased with the decision. [...]
The first batch of emails was released this week but Berkleyside reports the documents released so far are only the ones that Felarca has approved for release.
9. UPDATE At least 7 killed, 12 injured in terrorist attack on bus carrying Copts in Upper Egypt's Minya
Egypt’s prosecutor-general Nabil Sadek has dispatched a team of prosecutors to the site of the terrorist attack on a bus which killed at least seven Copts and injured 12 near the Monastery of Saint Samuel the Confessor in Upper Egypt's Minya on Friday.
In an official statement, Sadek ordered members of northern Minya prosecution and members of Supreme State Security prosecution to the site to investigate the attack.
He also instructed the team to head to hospitals where the injured are receiving treatment to listen to their testimonies on the circumstances of the attack.
10. Questions raised over “30-year-old” secondary school pupil in Ipswich
The age of a secondary school pupil in Ipswich is being investigated amid claims he is as old as 30.
It is thought the Year 11 pupil is an asylum seeker who joined Stoke High School in September this year.
One student at the school shared a photograph of him on Snapchat, commenting: “How's there a 30 year old man in our maths class.”
A spokesperson for the school said: “This is a matter for the Home Office and we have referred it to them.
The student is not attending the school at this time.”